Dele Alli & Tottenham
For quite some time, people have been discussing how long Dele Alli will remain at Tottenham.
The 21-year-old England midfielder has five years left on his contract at Spurs, yet he’s constantly linked with a move.
That’s because Alli is so highly-rated, and everyone knows that he’s not on massive wages at Tottenham.
So if a club like Barcelona or Real Madrid came in for Alli with a huge offer, would that turn the midfielder’s head?
Jorge Mendes v Mino Raiola
As the whole Alli discussion plays out, the world’s two leading super-agents, Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola, are locked in a battle to sign the Tottenham star as their client.
Mendes and Raiola are known for sealing the biggest transfers in world football, so the suspicion is that they want Alli in order to take him away from Tottenham.
In an interesting note, it’s been claimed that Mendes and Raiola have tried to convince Alli to sign with them by securing the future of Harry Hickford.
He’s labelled as being like “a brother” to Alli as they lived together during their teenage years.
Alli rejects the offer
But on Saturday, the Times have reported that Alli is to reject the advances of the two super-agents.
In great news for Spurs fans, readers are told the following:
Dele Alli has no immediate plans to sign up with a leading sports agency despite being courted by Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola, who have both pledged to facilitate a transfer to one of Europe’s biggest clubs.
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s contract negotiations with the club are being handled by Ian Lynam, his lawyer, of newly established law firm Northridge, and the Hickford family, who informally adopted Alli at the age of 13.
Alli is planning to sign a new contract at Tottenham without any other external advice, although his former agent, Rob Segal, will be due compensation as Alli remains under contract to his company, Impact Sports Management.